The legacy of David Bowie was honoured over the weekend with a livestream tribute event marking the musician’s birthday and fifth anniversary of his death.
A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day was hosted by longtime pianist Mike Garson, and saw some of the finest names in music congregate to pay tribute to the late music hero with a series of covers.
Trent Reznor, Billy Corgan, Boy George, Perry Farrell, Peter Frampton, Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Yungblud, Anna Calvi and Duran Duran all honoured the Thin White Duke with their take on some of his most beloved songs.
Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross teamed up with Garson and Mariqueen Maandig on a cover of Bowie’s 1979 Lodger cut ‘Fantastic Voyage’ and 1980s Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) track ‘Fashion.’
“In the early Nineties, David said to me, keep an eye on this next singer. He’s someone to be reckoned with,” Mike Garson said in his introduction of Reznor. “To have this gentleman become a very close friend and an artist that I admire is a beautiful thing.”
Check out Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross perform ‘Fantastic Voyage’ and ‘Fashion’ by David Bowie:
Billy Corgan delivered a cover of 1969’s ‘Space Oddity’, appearing as a disembodied head against a haunting backdrop of the Earth from space.
“Ground Control,” a supergroup featuring Corey Taylor, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Dave Navarro, and Foo Fighters’ Chris Chaney and Taylor Hawkins performed covers of ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide’ and ‘Hang On To Yourself.’
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Other performances saw Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction and wife Etty Farrell, accompanied by a mime, performed ‘The Man Who Sold The World’, a glammed up Adam Lambert crack off a convincing rendition of ‘Starman’, Boy George perform a medley of tracks taken from 1973’s Aladdin Sane album: ‘Lady Grinning Soul,’ ‘Time’ and ‘Aladdin Sane.’
You can check out footage from the evening below.